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Stable establishment of wMel Wolbachia in Aedes aegypti populations in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

Warsito Tantowijoyo et al., 2020, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

This paper describes the successful establishment of Wolbachia in four sites in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. We demonstrate that Wolbachia can be successfully introgressed after transient releases of wMel-infected eggs or adult mosquitoes. We demonstrate that the approach is acceptable to communities and that Wolbachia maintains itself in the mosquito population once deployed.